Background of the study: The core musculature includes the muscles of the trunk and pelvis are responsible for the maintenance of stability of spine and pelvis and help in the generation and transfer of energy from large to small body parts during many sports activities. Objective of the study was to measure the effect of 6 weeks core stability training on speed of running in male cricket players.
Methods: The subjects included based on the selection criteria. The Study consists of 10 male volunteers and they were given core stability training exercises with bridging, Curl up, Side push up (both side) to strengthen the core muscles for 6 weeks. The speed was measured by 4×10 m shuttle run test after 6 weeks of core stability training for the agility. Data collected and checked for pre-post-test timing.
Result: The participants had significant difference in effect after core stability exercises within the group. The result found significant statistical difference in pre-posttest value of 4×10 m shuttle run test for the given samples with P ≤ 0.001.
Conclusion: Six weeks of core stability training can increase speed of running and agility among male cricket players.
Key words: Core strength training, core stability training, 4x10m shuttle run test.